Our Pastor


Pastor Alton R. McKinley

Reverend Alton Ray McKinley was born in Shreveport, Louisiana where he attended public school and graduated in 1988. After graduating from high school, he joined the US Navy and distinguished himself in many aspects of aircraft mechanics serving for 5 years. He graduated in 1998 from DeVry University in Irving, Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.


Reverend Alton McKinley received his license to preach at Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas under the ministry of Reverend Terry M. Turner, in 2001. Later, in 2004, he attended Criswell College and received a Master’s in Christian Leadership with honorary distinction by graduating "Summa Cum Laude".  He has been active in preaching, teaching, and ministering the message of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ever since that time.


Reverend McKinley received his Certificate of Ordination in 2004. He has studied extensively under the tutorship of many Seminary preachers and he is an avid reader of many books and other spiritual literature. Reverend McKinley was selected to serve as Associate Pastor, and he has been instrumental in moving the people of God toward higher heights and deeper depths in the Lord. Recently, he accepted his calling to plant a new church in Rowlett, TX.  


Reverend McKinley is married to the wonderful Joyce McKinley they have one son Quinton, his wife Michelle, two daughters Amber and Joya, and two granddaughters Sydney and Zoe.